Tablescape Ideas with DesertDecor

Tablescape Ideas with DesertDecor

If you’re anything like me, you’re already planning your first dinner party after life returns to a bit of normalcy. And, no matter what kind of gathering you are dreaming of–whether it be large, small, intimate, or grand–I’ve got your tablescape ideas covered.

Alfresco Dining

Are you more comfortable easing your way back into gatherings? Consider dining alfresco. Dining outdoors will still create an opportunity to gather with loved ones, while also providing plenty of space to social distance comfortably in the open air.

Dining outdoors calls for an easy and effortless tablescape!

Set the mood with candlelight for ambiance, as well as a show stopping chandelier for extra flair. 

Consider a simple centerpiece that speaks to its surroundings. Potted succulents are a great idea to draw attention, and can be enjoyed long after your gathering.

Casual Dining

Perhaps you picture a casual-yet-intimate gathering with those you have missed the most! No fuss required at this gathering, just the comfort of good food and great company.

Create a casual environment by making your dinnerware the centerpiece. I like to call this look a grab-and-go table setting. Your beautiful plates and platters become the stars of the table.

Add an unexpected touch of whimsy by using serving pieces as your vessel for a simple floral arrangement. It will look beautiful and effortless.

Formal Dining

This is it! The gathering you have waited for. You’ve envisioned for months this moment to entertain, and you intend on spoiling your guests! Don’t hold back on pulling out all the stops, and your guests will leave with the memory of all the extra effort and details of the evening.

A lavish centerpiece with stunning florals and candlelight is sure to set the mood. Using vessels in coordinating colors will show your guests you put in the extra effort. 

Have fancy silverware? Now is the time to polish it, and put those beautiful pieces to use! Consider your silverware the jewelry of the table. It will add a special sparkle to your tablescape.

Adding layers will create visual interest to your table, and will show your guests how special you want this evening to be. Consider elements like a table runner, chargers, fancy napkins, and beautiful glassware. It’s time to be a little “extra” and add all the things!

No matter which type of dinner party you prefer, I hope you can gather with those you love the most very soon.



Liz Roth—DesertDecor

Liz lives with her family of 4 in Phoenix, AZ where you can count on sunshine every day!  She is an interior designer, and home stylist specializing in French Country style.  When she’s not designing you can find Liz instructing her fitness classes all over the valley!  Liz is passionate about fitness, design, food, travel... but most of all her family.


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